The proxy botnet ‘Socks5Systemz’, distributed by the PrivateLoader and Amadey malware, has infected 10,000 computers globally. Infected devices are used as traffic-forwarding proxies for illegal or anonymous activities and sold to subscribers who pay $1-$140 daily in crypto to access it. The proxy botnet, which has been around since 2016, primarily infects computers through phishing, exploit kits, and malvertizing among others.
Rampant ransomware attacks have hit the healthcare industry, with incidents increasing by more than 600%, costing an average of $10 million per breach. This has